Missing countries and territories

This year I already received covers from 30 countries that I was missing! A big THANK YOU to everybody, who helps getting my collection more complete!

Nevertheless I am missing covers from a lot of countries. If your country/territory is on the list below, please send me a cover! I am replying with a nice one from Austria.

Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Americas: Bequia, Dominica, Grenada & Carriacou

Antarctica: Argentine Antarctica, Australian Antarctic Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, South Georgia, US South Pole Base

Asia: Abkhazia, Eastern Timor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine, South Ossetia

Australia & Oceania: Cook Islands (Aitutaki, Penrhyn), Micronesia, Nauru, Niuafoʻou, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tokelau

Europe: Mt. Athos, Transnistria

I am also interested in receiving letters from local post services.

Please send all covers to the following address:

HAUPTSTRASSE 23
8262 ILZ
AUSTRIA

#866 United Kingdom 14/09/08

UK 140908This nice cover from the UK was sent by C., thank you! It was posted in London on September 8 and arrived on September 12, 2014.

The top left stamp is part of the “Swans” set, which commemorates the 600th anniversary of the Abbotsbury Swannery. It was issued on January 19, 1993. The top right stamp is part of the set (issued on April 12, 2011), which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The bottom stamp commemorates the 1983 Commonwealth Day. It is part of a set, which was issued on March 9, 1983.

#865 Estonia 14/08/13

Estonia 140813This very nice cover from Estonia was sent by Romeo, thank you! It was posted in Koeru on August 13 and arrived on August 18, 2014.

The right stamps are custom ones and depict Romeo’s photographs “Laine Laks” and “Jäääär”.

#864 Liechtenstein 14/03/04

Liechtenstein 140304Vural sent this nice cover from Liechtenstein, thank you! It was posted in Vaduz on March 4 and arrived on March 7, 2014.

The left stamps are part of the definitive series and were issued on November 16, 2009.

The right stamp is a custom one, which can be seen at the different inscription “Liechtensteinische Post AG” and the logo in the top right corner.

#863 Denmark 14/08/18

Denmark 140818Hans Jørgen sent another nice cover from Denmark, thank you! It was cancelled at the Sydjyllands Postcenter on August 18 and arrived on August 20, 2014.

The bottom left stamp was issued on September 2, 2013. It depicts an artwork of Per Ingemann.

The top middle stamp commemorates the fairy tale “The Nightingale” by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875). It is part of a set of four, which was issued on June 1, 2012.

See also: #825 Denmark 14/07/22

#862 Malaysia 14/10/??

Malaysia 1410xxThis amazing registered cover from Malaysia was sent by Randy, thank you! It was posted in Selangor and arrived on October 29, 2014.

The left stamp in the first row depicts the lizard Gonocephalus grandis. It is part of the set “Endangered Reptiles”, which was issued on September 28, 2005. The second stamp (part of the set “Protected Mammals”; issued July 27, 2005) commemorates the yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula). The next stamp depicts the leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus). It is the 2006 joint issue of Malaysia and Brunei. The next stamp is part of the set “Traditional Transportation” (issued on August 18, 2004) and depicts a rickshaw. The four stamps on the right are part of the set “Garden Flowers”, which was issued on July 1, 2010. The stamps depict the flowers Canna indica.

The stamp set in the second row (issued on June 28, 2003) depicts the islands and maps of Ligitan and Sipadan.

In the third row there is the stamp set “Pitcher Plants”, which was issued on April 6, 1996. It commemorates the plants Nepenthes sanguinea, N. macfarlanei, N. rajah, and N. lowii. The stamp on the right (issued on May 8, 1998) is part of a set that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.

In the last row there is the stamp set, which commemorates the 2000 International Union of Forestry Research Organisations Conference in Kuala Lumpur. The set was issued on August 7, 2000. The stamp on the right is part of the 2010 “Garden Flowers” set too and commemorates the Indian lotus (Nelumbo nucifera).

#861 Laos 14/10/07

Laos 141007This very nice cover from Laos was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Vientiane on October 7 and arrived on October 21, 2014.

The stamp on the left commemorates the pottery handicraft. It is part of the set “Lao handicrafts”, which was issued on March 14, 2011. The middle stamp is part of the “Aubergines/Eggplant” set, which was issued on October 1, 2008. The right stamp is part of the stamp set, which commemorates the 40th anniversary of the ASEAN. It was issued on August 8, 2007.

See also:#628 Laos 13/01/24

#860 Taiwan 14/10/16

Taiwan 141016Kia sent me this beautiful first day cover from Taiwan, thank you very much! It was cancelled on October 16 (Minguo calendar year: 103) and arrived on November 5, 2014.

The special postmarks and the right stamp commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Taipei Zoo. The stamp is part of a mini-sheet and depicts a panda bear and its baby.

The left stamp is part of the set “Taiwanese Delicacies”, which was issued on January 31, 2013.

#859 British Antarctic Territory 14/10/27

BAT 141027On November 10, 2014 I received this very nice cover from the British Antarctic Territory. It was posted on October 27 at the Rothera Research Station on Adelaide Island.

The stamps are part of the set “Naval Aviation Week”, which was issued on January 1, 2009. The stamps depict the airplanes Supermarine Walrus and Fairey Seafox.

#858 Italy 14/06/24

Italy 140624This nice cover from Italy was sent by Salvatore, thank you! It was posted in Pompei on June 24 and arrived on July 3, 2014.

The stamp on the right was issued on May 14, 2014. it commemorates the 50th anniversary of Nutella.

#857 Fiji 14/06/24

Fiji 140624This amazing registered cover from Fiji was sent by Stephen, thank you! It was posted in Suva on June 24 and arrived on July 4, 2014.

On the front there is a stamp set, which commemorates the endangered Fijian monkey-faced bat (Mirimiri acrodonta). The set was issued on October 15, 1997. On the left there is a stamp of the Christmas set, which was issued on November 17, 1992.

On the back there is a mini-sheet, which commemorates the 18th birthday of Prince William (*1982). The sheet was issued one day after the prince’s birthday on June 22, 2000.

Fiji 140624back

#856 France 14/03/09

France 140309Another nice cover from France, which was sent by Roland, thank you! It was posted in Paris on March 9 and arrived on March 5, 2014.

The stamp depicts the painting “Diving” by Jean René Bazaine (1904–2001). It was issued on March 18, 2011.

#855 South Africa 14/01/20

South Africa 140120Another nice cover from South Africa was sent by J.N., thank you! It was posted in Ladysmith on January 20 and arrived on January 27, 2014.

The top stamps are part of the “Flora” sets, which were issued in May 2001. They depict the black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata) and the tree pelargonium (Pelargonium cucullatum).

The bottom stamps depict the coral hind (Cephalopholis miniatus). They are part of the “Fishes” set, which was issued on November 1, 2000.

See also: #773 South Africa 14/01/11

#854 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île de la Possession 10/03/27

TAAF 100327Here is another very nice cover from the Crozet Islands, thank you Jean Pierre! It was cancelled at the Alfred Faure base on Île de la Possession on March 27 and arrived on September 24, 2010.

On the back there is the cancel of Bruno Jean, who was the gérant postal of the 47th mission.

TAAF 100327 backThe left stamp was issued on January 1, 2010. It is part of the “Minerals” series and commemorates a tourmaline. The stamps on the right commemorate Dr Jean Rivolier, who was the physician of the 1952/53 French Antarctic expedition.

See also: #620 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Île de la Possession 11/07/14

#853 Thailand 14/09/??

Thailand 1409xxOn October 8 I received this registered letter from Thailand. It was posted in Bangkok in September 2014.

The left stamp is part of a set (issued on August 4, 1999), which commemorates the World Youth Stamp Exhibition “BANGKOK 2000″. The right stamp has gold foil applied. It is part of the set, which commemorates the 72th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The set was issued on December 5, 1999.

#852 Japan 14/07/10

Japan 140710Kousaku sent this nice cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Ōmiyanishi, Saitama on July 10 and arrived on July 15, 2014.

The stamps on the left are part of a mini-sheet, which commemorates the National Afforestation Campaign. The sheet was issued on May 25, 2012.

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